Drugstore Cowboy: A Novel

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The novel that inspired the highly acclaimed film directed by Gus Van Sant

Bob Hughes, the offbeat, edgy, and slightly skewed leader of a crew of traveling junkies, describes himself as “one of the cleverest and ringiest and most notorious dope fiend drugstore cowboys on the entire West Coast, including Alaska.” Bob, his wife, Diane, Rick, and Nadine have a penchant for robbing drugstores and grabbing pills and capsules to support their habit and relieve their boredom.
 
It’s an all-too-real examination of the addict’s domain: the euphoria, the paranoia, the busts, the overdoses, the haunting reality of trying to survive your own world. But James Fogle—who based this extraordinary novel on his own experiences, and who spent thirty-five years of his life in prison—has turned their lives into something darkly comic.
 
Set in Portland, Oregon, in the early 1970s, Drugstore Cowboy is a resonating evocation of life at the bottom, and yet, by portraying his characters without judgment or glamor, Fogle has illuminated them. His debut novel is a singular work of contemporary fiction.

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James Fogle (1936–2012) was the author of the autobiographical Drugstore Cowboy. Drugstore Cowboy was turned into an award-winning film in 1989 by Gus Van Sant. The Los Angeles Times described the exploits of the characters in Fogle’s book as “laced with humor, pathos, and sheer bad luck.”

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Fogle's story of four marauding drug addicts who travel through the Pacific Northwest looting narcotics from drugstore pharmacies was the basis for the movie of the same name. Drawing on his own experience, the author, who has spent 35 of his 53 years in prison, has taken a decidedly downbeat topic--drug addiction--and transformed it into a wry, often satirical commentary on the potential for anarchy and aimlessness in the lives of American youth. Bob Hughes is the ringleader of the group, planning elaborate schemes to distract checkout clerks and pharmacists from the treasured--and locked--narcotics drawers behind the prescription counter. In one such incident, Bob has his "old lady" Diane set fire to a section of merchandise while his partner Rick sets off smoke bombs, with Rick's girlfriend Nadine screaming "Fire!" at the top of her lungs. Fogle's description of the thieves' drug use is realistic yet restrained. The dialogue tends to be hokey, with characters venturing into various ungrammatical speech patterns, and there is annoying sermonizing about rotten police, corrupt politicians and virtuous dope fiends. But overall this is an extremely likable, fast-paced, humorously wrought tale of losers living on the edge.
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Descrizione libro Random House (Pty) Ltd South Africa, South Africa, 1990. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****.The novel that inspired the highly acclaimed film directed by Gus Van Sant Bob Hughes, the offbeat, edgy, and slightly skewed leader of a crew of traveling junkies, describes himself as one of the cleverest and ringiest and most notorious dope fiend drugstore cowboys on the entire West Coast, including Alaska. Bob, his wife, Diane, Rick, and Nadine have a penchant for robbing drugstores and grabbing pills and capsules to support their habit and relieve their boredom. It s an all-too-real examination of the addict s domain: the euphoria, the paranoia, the busts, the overdoses, the haunting reality of trying to survive your own world. But James Fogle--who based this extraordinary novel on his own experiences, and who spent thirty-five years of his life in prison--has turned their lives into something darkly comic. Set in Portland, Oregon, in the early 1970s, Drugstore Cowboy is a resonating evocation of life at the bottom, and yet, by portraying his characters without judgment or glamor, Fogle has illuminated them. His debut novel is a singular work of contemporary fiction. Codice libro della libreria APC9780385302241

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Descrizione libro Random House (Pty) Ltd South Africa, South Africa, 1990. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****. The novel that inspired the highly acclaimed film directed by Gus Van Sant Bob Hughes, the offbeat, edgy, and slightly skewed leader of a crew of traveling junkies, describes himself as one of the cleverest and ringiest and most notorious dope fiend drugstore cowboys on the entire West Coast, including Alaska. Bob, his wife, Diane, Rick, and Nadine have a penchant for robbing drugstores and grabbing pills and capsules to support their habit and relieve their boredom. It s an all-too-real examination of the addict s domain: the euphoria, the paranoia, the busts, the overdoses, the haunting reality of trying to survive your own world. But James Fogle--who based this extraordinary novel on his own experiences, and who spent thirty-five years of his life in prison--has turned their lives into something darkly comic. Set in Portland, Oregon, in the early 1970s, Drugstore Cowboy is a resonating evocation of life at the bottom, and yet, by portraying his characters without judgment or glamor, Fogle has illuminated them. His debut novel is a singular work of contemporary fiction. Codice libro della libreria APC9780385302241

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Descrizione libro Delta. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Paperback. 224 pages. Dimensions: 8.8in. x 6.0in. x 0.6in.This rich and compelling story of four traveling junkies who lives revolve around looting drugstores was made into the movie voted best film of 1989 by the National Society of Film critics and is published here for the first time. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Paperback. Codice libro della libreria 9780385302241

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